Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #107, April 7, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 132, No. 3, March 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/home.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next MLR is released, this one, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

2. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. "NAFTA at 15: Building on Free Trade," by Steven Zahniser and Zachary Crago (Outlook Report No. WRS-09-03, March 2009, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/WRS0903/

B. "The 2008/2009 World Economic Crisis: What It Means for U.S. Agriculture," by Matt Shane, William Liefert, Mitch Morehart, May Peters, John Dillard, David Torgerson, and William Edmondson (Outlook Report No. WRS-09-02, March 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/WRS0902/

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Apr. 1-7, 2009 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Periodicals:

A. Monthly Economic Indicators (February 2009, .pdf format, 6p., with state and county data also available in Microsoft Excel format).

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/mei

B. Monthly Energy Trends (March 2009, .pdf format, 7p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/energy-trends

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: Stats Indiana has updated the following tables (see under "What's New" on the right side of the page:

Building Permits (State and Local Estimates), Feb 2009

U.S. Current Employment and Unemployment, Mar 2009

Local Unemployment (all counties and places with population 25,000 plus), Feb 2009

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Report: "The reactions of Latin American and Caribbean governments to the international crisis: an overview of policy measures up to 20 February 2009," (February 2009, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.eclac.org/cgi-bin/getprod.asp?xml=/publicaciones/xml/2/35362/P35362.xml

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European Community:

Eurostats Periodical: Statistics In Focus (No. 18/2009, 25/2009-26/2009).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=2173,49287715&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&ci=1130657,0

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report: "OECD Economic Outlook: Interim Report" (March 2009, .pdf format, 150p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/18/1/42443150.pdf

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Apr. 1, 2008-Apr. 7, 2009 (No. 09-106 to 09-119).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2009&e_year=2009&brtype=default

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Austria:

Statistics Austria News Release: "Public finance 2008: Lowest deficit since 2001, debt again above 60% of GDP" (Apr. 2, 2009). The news release links to relevant tables (HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistik.at/web_en/statistics/Public_finance_taxes/public_finance/expenditure_and_revenue_of_government/index.html

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Reports:

A. "Innovation in the Business Sector: 2007" (April 2009).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/focus_on/focus_on_show.aspx?sci=1221

B. "Areas with winter crops: 2009" (April 2009).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/focus_on/focus_on_show.aspx?sci=626

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Reflections (Vol. 3, No, 5; Vol. 3, No. 7, April 2009, .pdf format).

Vol. 3, No. 5.: "Most important characteristics of the nonprofit sector"

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/stattukor/nonprofit/enonprofit07.pdf

Vol. 3, No. 7: "Major Changes in the Labor Market, January-December 2008"

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/stattukor/fmf/efmf20812.pdf

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Earnings in the private sector 2008" (Apr. 6, 2009).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3818

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Gross Domestic Capital Formation By Destination For The Year 2008" (April 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Tables are in Hebrew and English.

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/tables_template_eng.html?hodaa=200908068

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Apr. 1-7, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Apr. 1-7, 2009).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Spain:

National Statistics Institute Report: "Spanish National Accounts. Base 2000: Accounting series 1995-2007" (April 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft35%2Fp008&file=inebase&L=1

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "MDG Indicators of Sri Lanka: A mid Term Review--2008" (2009, .pdf format, 116p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/MDG/Mid-term.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodicals:

A. National Economic Trends (April 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/net/

B. Liber8: Economic Information Newsletter (April 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter/2009/200904.pdf

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American Enterprise Institute Periodical: Economic Outlook (April 2009, .pdf format, 4p.). Note: The article in this issue is: "The Fed Battles Deflation and Class Warfare," by John H. Makin.

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.29645/pub_detail.asp

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National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling [Australian National University] Report: "She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide," by Rebecca Cassells, Riyana Miranti, Binod Nepal and Robert Tanton (AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Issue 22, April 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.canberra.edu.au/centres/natsem/publications?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZhbmltYWwuY2FuYmVycmEuZWR1LmF1JTNBNTgwJTJGbmF0c2VtJTJGaW5kZXgucGhwJTNGbW9kZSUzRHB1YmxpY2F0aW9uJTI2cHVibGljYXRpb24lM0QxMTczJmFsbD0x

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

District 2: Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/index.html

NEW:

No. 368 "Subprime Mortgage Pricing: The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender on the Cost of Borrowing," by Andrew Haughwout, Christopher Mayer, and Joseph Tracy.

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District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/research-and-data/publications/working-papers/

NEW:

No. 09-8 "Sticky Prices Versus Monetary Frictions: An Estimation of Policy Trade-offs," by S. Boragan Aruoba and Frank Schorfheide.

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District 6: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

http://www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_pubrouter.cfm?pub_type=WORKING%20PAPERS

NEW:

2009-13 "The 2008 Federal Intervention to Stabilize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac," by W. Scott Frame.

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/

NEW:

2009-13A "The Propagation of Regional Recessions" by James D. Hamilton, and Michael T. Owyang.

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District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

A. Staff Reports:

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/sr/

NEW:

No. 422 "Momentum Traders in the Housing Market: Survey Evidence and a Search Model," by Martin Schneider and Monika Piazzesi.

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District 11: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Texas):

http://dallasfed.org/research/papers/index.html

Click on "Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Papers"

NEW:

No. 29 "Monetary Policy Strategy in a Global Environment," by Philippe Moutot and Giovanni Vitale.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation:

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/cfr/workingpapers.html

NEW:

No. 2009-05: "Implied Recovery," by Sanjiv R. Das and Paul Hanouna

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 2009:

http://www.nber.org/new.html#latest

New papers are: 14829-1450

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Harvard Business School:

A. "Capitalizing On Innovation: The Case of Japan," by Robert Dujarric and Andrei Hagiu (No. 09-114, April 2009, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Japan's industrial landscape is characterized by hierarchical forms of industry organization, which are increasingly inadequate in modern sectors, where innovation relies on platforms and horizontal ecosystems of firms producing complementary products. Using three case studies - software, animation and mobile telephony -, we illustrate two key sources of inefficiencies that this mismatch can create. First, hierarchical industry organizations can "lock out" certain types of innovation indefinitely by perpetuating established business practices. Second, even when the vertical hierarchies produce highly innovative sectors in the domestic market, the exclusively domestic orientation of the "hierarchical industry leaders" can entail large missed opportunities for other members of the ecosystem, who are unable to fully exploit their potential in global markets.

We argue that Japan has to adopt several key legislative measures in order to address these inefficiencies and capitalize on its innovation: strengthening antitrust and intellectual property rights enforcement; improving the legal infrastructure (e.g. producing more business law attorneys); lowering barriers to entry for foreign investment and facilitating the development of the venture capital sector.

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-114.pdf

B. "Proprietary vs. Open Two-Sided Platforms and Social Efficiency," by Andrei Hagiu (No. 09-113, April 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

This paper identifies a fundamental economic welfare tradeoff between two-sided open platforms and two-sided proprietary (closed) platforms connecting consumers and producers. Proprietary platforms create two-sided deadweight losses through monopoly pricing but at the same time, precisely because they set prices in order to maximize profits, they partially internalize two-sided positive indirect network effects and direct competitive effects on the producer side. We show that this can sometimes make proprietary platforms more socially desirable than open platforms, which runs against the common intuition that open platforms are more efficient. By the same token, inter-platform competition may also turn out to be socially undesirable because it may prevent platforms from sufficiently internalizing indirect externalities and direct intra-platform competitive effects.

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-113.pdf

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Levy Economics Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]:

A. "Labor-market Performance in the OECD: An Assessment of Recent Evidence," by Sergio Destefanis and Giuseppe Mastromatteo (Working Paper No. 559, April 2009, .pdf format, 44p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1132

B. "Managing the Impact of Volatility in International Capital Markets in an Uncertain World," by Jan Kregel (Working Paper No. 558, April 2009, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1131

C. "The Social and Economic Importance of Full Employment," by L. Randall Wray (Working Paper No. 560, April 2009, .pdf format, 13p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1134

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department (.pdf format).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/49/29/40284939.pdf

NEW: No. 689 "Inflation responses to recent shocks: do G7 countries behave differently?" by Lukas Vogel, Elena Rusticelli, Pete Richardson, Stéphanie Guichard and Christian Gianella.

No. 690 "The Determinants Of Employment and Earnings in Indonesia: A Multinomial Selection Approach," by Margherita Comola and Luiz de Mello.

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World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=577939&pagePK=64165265&piPK=64165423&theSitePK=469382

New papers are: WPS 4886-4895.

and click on "More" for the rest.

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2008&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 2585-2599

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

http://www.cesifo.de/wp

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2009.

The new papers are numbered 2606-2611.

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]:

A. "A Comparison of Earnings Measures from Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Surveys: Evidence from the UK," by Marco Francesconi, Holly Sutherland, and Francesca Zantomio (ISER Working Paper 2009-14, April 2009, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2009-14

B. "The sources of interindustry wage differentials," by Priscila Ferreira (ISER Working Paper 2009-13, March 2009, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2009-13

C. "Returns to job mobility: the role of observed and unobserved factors," by Priscila Ferreira (ISER Working Paper 2009-12, March 2009, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2009-12

D. "The determinants of promotions and firm separations," by Priscila Ferreira (ISER Working Paper 2009-11, March 2009, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2009-11

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Institute for Financial Studies [London, UK]: "An analysis of consumer panel data," by Andrew Leicester and Zoë Oldfield (W09/09, April 2009, .pdf format, 54p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/4468

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Australian Treasury: "The Accuracy of Predicted Wages of the Non-Employed and Implications for Policy Simulations from Structural Labour Supply Models," by Robert Breunig and Joseph Mercante (Working Paper No. 2009-03, March 2009, .pdf format, 48p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.treasury.gov.au/contentitem.asp?NavId=049&ContentID=1512

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New Zealand Treasury: "International Connections and Productivity: Making Globalisation Work for New Zealand," by Nic Blakeley, Amy Cruickshank, Neil Kidd, and Cushla Thompson (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper 09/01, April 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 52p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/09-01

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Bank of Canada:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/res/wp/wp(y)_2009.html

NEW:

No. 2009-11: "Information Flows and Aggregate Persistence," by Oleksiy Kryvtsov

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Bank of Finland/Finlands Bank:

http://www.bof.fi/en/julkaisut/tutkimukset/keskustelualoitteet/index.htm?year=2009

NEW:

No. 11/2009: "Evaluating the stresses from ECB monetary policy in the euro area," by Jim Lee and Patrick M. Crowley

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Bank of Norway:

http://www.norges-bank.no/templates/pagelisting____51603.aspx

NEW:

No. 2009/5: "Lumpy investment and state-dependent pricing in general equilibrium," by Michael Reiter, Tommy Sveen and Lutz Weinke

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Narodowy Bank Polski/National Bank of Poland: The National Bank of Poland has recently released the following working paper:

http://www.nbp.pl/Homen.aspx?f=en/publikacje/materialy_i_studia/2009_en.html

NEW:

No. 54: "Macroeconomic adjustment and heterogeneity in the euro area," by Andrzej Torój

No. 55: "The Behavioural Zloty/Euro Equilibrium Exchange Rate," by Joanna Beza-Bojanowska and Ronald MacDonald

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Bank of Spain:

http://www.bde.es/informes/be/docs/docs.htm

NEW:

No. 0905: "The mark-ups in the Spanish economy: international comparison and recent evolution," by Ángel Estrada

No. 0906: "Extraction of financial market expectations about inflation and interest rates from a liquid market," by Ricardo Gimeno and José Manuel Marqués

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Mar. 28, 2009).

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all

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AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/browse-date

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Vol. 91, No. 2, May 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118482046/home

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 37, No. 2, April 2009).

http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI&version=1.0&verb=Display&handle=euclid.aos

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2008, No. 2).

http://muse.uq.edu.au/content/alerts/journals/brookings_papers_on_economic_activity/toc/eca.2008.2.html

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'economique (Vol. 42, No. 2, May 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118492796/home

IMF Staff Papers (Vol. 56, No. 1, March 2009).

http://www.imf.org/External/Pubs/FT/staffp/2009/01/index.htm

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 149, No. 2, April 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044076

Journal of Urban Economics (Vol. 65, No. 3, May 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00941190

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CONFERENCES:

AEA Web: Economic conference announcements.

American Law and Economics Association [San Diego, California] (May 15, 2009).

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy [Lappeenranta, Finland] (May 22, 2009).

http://rfe.org/conferences.php

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Apr. 7, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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DATA:

Census Bureau: The Census Bureau has recently added data from 2008 to its "State Government Tax Collections (STC) report" (data is available in Excel and ASCII format, documentation in .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.census.gov/govs/www/statetax.html

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Apr. 5, 2009 which may be of interest to Economics researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-07-28&enddate=2009-04-05

New additions are:

4517 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2004 Panel

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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